Medicine & TechnologyNASA continues to diagnose the issue with the payload computer onboard the Hubble Space Telescope - with its recent tests last June 23 and 24 revealing that the telescope and its science instruments are still in "good health" and in a "safe configuration."
Early observations with this Webb Telescope will exhibit its capability of distinguishing the stars' individual light in the local universe making the most of the powerful capabilities of such a device.
When it comes to high-speed collisions, nobody here on Earth has anything on black holes. Astronomers have witnessed a new first: two high-speed knots of matter colliding in a sort of rear-end impact. They saw this after creating a time-lapse video of a super-speed jet of plasma as it shot out of a supermassive black hole. The knots of matter were inside the black hole until it blasted them out-and into each other.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found surprising new clues about a large, fast aging star that has never been seen before in the Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the star is so different that astronomers have nicknamed it "Nasty 1," a play on its catalog name of NaSt1. This strange star may represent a brief transitory stage in the evolution of extremely massive stars.